It’s always great to hear exciting news about one of the organisations featured regularly in this column, so I was delighted to learn that True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum won the Mayor’s Business Award for Leisure and Tourism at Friday’s big event.
I can only congratulate them and record all the very hard done by trustees, management, volunteers and supporters of the museum; to readers I recommend popping in and taking a look at what’s going on there and perhaps enjoying some refreshment in the cafe. Further details of forthcoming events can be seen on the museum’s website and there are some fine ones coming up. (Full details of the business awards are on Pages 11 and 40 today and can be seen online)
Time to get reading again, and the next book to read, study and enjoy (all being well) is Margaret Atwood’s novel ‘The Heart Goes Last’, which will be discussed over tea, coffee and biscuits at the next Waterstones Book Club meeting, the date of which is to be arranged. I’ve started this intriguing story, but would remind readers if it’s not possible or convenient for them to attend this book club, which meets at the Waterstones branch in Lynn’s Norfolk Street, there is bound to be another group meeting near them. A local library is a good place to start a search.
My ‘club of the week’ this time is King’s Lynn and District Ballroom Dancing Club, which is dedicated to ballroom and Latin American dancing, held on the third Friday of each month (8pm to 11pm) usually at the William Burt Centre in West Winch where there is a large sprung floor and bar provided. Doors open at 7.30pm.
Coming up on the evening of March 17 is a session of dancing to CDs with Nigel Sparks. If getting on that dance floor appeals, visit the club’s website for details and contacts.
Not to be missed, by the sound of things, is the new exhibition of work by the Dutch artist, herman de vries which starts from this weekend and is then open until July 1, Tuesdays to Saturdays 11am-4pm, at Lynn’s exciting GroundWork Gallery which is situated at 17 Purfleet Street, Lynn, PE30 1ER and can now be contacted on 01553 340714. This exhibition is subtitled On the Stony Path and is sure to be fascinating. All details can be obtained from the GroundWork website.
An up-date on King’s Lynn Festival events. It appears, due to great demand, Michael Portillo’s evening coming up on March 21 is now sold out, but I am happy to report a regular visitor to the Festival, the violinist Joo Yeon Sir, has recently taken part in a concert marking Women in Music at the RCM and this was broadcast by BBC Radio 3. Also, don’t forget the Coffee Concert taking place at Lynn’s Town Hall next Friday, March 17, starting at 11am and featuring Hannah Morgan (oboe), and Daniel King Smith (piano); a varied programme is promised.
Let’s leave Lynn for a moment as I must mention the first craft fair of the year at Sandringham. Just Crafts is from Friday to Sunday, March 24-26, visit www.livingheritagecraftshows.com for all the details
I always enjoy reading Hunstanton Town and Around and notice this month the Hunstanton Branch of Save the Children is promoting a fashion show at Briarfields Hotel, Titchwell, on March 29. Doors open at 1.30pm and tickets include afternoon tea; contact Carole Best on 01485 525141 or Christine Earnshaw on 01485 533367 for tickets and information.
Lastly, don’t forget the King’s Lynn Fiction Festival starting today and continuing over the weekend at Lynn’s Town Hall, with details of the next Norfolk Symphony Orchestra concert to follow!